Once Milano's Room

This week’s room has been put together by the wonderful Venetian linen duo behind Once Milano – Allegra Marchiorello and Valeria Piovesana. It has an unashamedly Italian slant – a great little sofa by Gio Ponti designed for the Hotel Principi in Sorrento; a palm-tree floor lamp by Angelo Lelli as well as two striking portraits by contemporary Swiss-Italian photographer Christian Tagliavini.

Photographer Christian Tagliavini takes his sitters from the streets and poses them wearing stiff cardboard collars and clothes he makes himself inspired by the Renaissance portraitist Il Bronzino.

Read Q & A with Allegra and Valeria of Once Milano

Once Milano Curated Room Frame

Joanna Vestey's Room

The Collectionet loft space this week has been curated by photographer Jo Vesty - you can read about her on our blog here. Jo has successfully combined photographs from upcoming auction sales and placed contemporary pieces in the space to create a youthful, chic vibe. It is the season for photography and there are sales coming up at most of the main auction houses, Christies, Phillips, Bonhams, Sotheby’s, Tajan and Piasa.

The Man Ray sale, Sotheby’s, Paris, 15th November, has property from the Man Ray Trust. A once in a generation auction with over 200 lots, so bound to be snapped up by museums and galleries worldwide. Worth buying the catalogue at least.

Read Q & A with Joanna Vestey

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Tom Hammick's Room

Click on the items in the room to see a full description. You may recognise this week’s room – it’s the living space in Theis & Khan’s Bateman Row house. Artist Tom Hammick is a big fan of the award-winning architectural duo and has used the walls as a gallery backdrop for his virtual selection for Collectionet. All of Tom’s picks are by contemporary artists, furniture-makers and designers, some of them just starting out. The girl in the corner is dressed in clothes by sustainable fashion guru Orsola de Castro.

Joyful ceramics, quirky lighting and a diverse range of affordable paintings. The result is a very exciting mix where vibrant contemporary pieces sit perfectly within their environment.

Tom Hammick’s Room Frame

Lulu Lytle

Designer Lulu Lytle’s selection for our room this week displays her love of the hand-crafted piece of furniture, strong and simple textiles and a penchant for antiquities. Co-founder of Soane Britain, Lulu is a pioneer of British design and supports and patronises British craftsmen around the country. Superb quality coupled with classic design and a whisp of ecclecticism, Soane’s designs are a real addition to any interior both contemporary or traditional. Think butter soft leathers, fossilized marbles and curvaceous rattan pieces.

Look out for the beautifully classic but contemporary Cavalleti wrought-iron table designed by Lulu, the Jacques Adnet armchairs in their original leather as well as the fine Ancient Egyptian bronze statue coming up at Christies New York.

Read Q & A with Lulu Lytle

Lulu Lytle’s Room Frame

Rachel Meddowes' Room

Click on the items in the room to see a full description. Stylist Rachel Meddowes has created a classic child’s room – a traditional nursery in its architectural context with a Mary Poppins feel complete with a vast Sugar Pot to make sure that the medicine goes down la. la, la, and a giant bunny adding a touch of Alice in Wonderland surrealism. Rachel's selection shows what is on offer at auction houses and design shops globally for children. Vintage posters are a great way to decorate a child’s room without succumbing to cute characters which might date quickly or be outgrown. The poster for Favor by the Bellenger twins is an example of an item which can be acquired relatively cheaply and is likely to hold its value over time.

Jacques and Pierre Bellenger b 1909 were twin brothers who studied at the Académie Julian, won a poster competition in 1928 and then worked together for the rest of their lives. They produced posters for some major companies including Bally, Quinquina Bourin as well as the bicycle and car manufacturer, Favor. Product posters are still sought after today both for their visual appeal and their importance to 20th century poster and graphic design.

Read Q & A with Rachel Meddows

Rachel Meddowes’ Room Frame

Adam Bray's Room

Click on the items in the room to see a full description. This week, decorator Adam Bray has curated a bedroom for Collectionet. His space is stamped with all the characteristics of his taste – a free and energetic use of colour, a love of textiles and textures and an eye for the original, stand-out antique – like the adjustable mahogany chair attributed to Emilio Terry. Terry was a prominent society figure and decorator of the mid-20th century, working for Stavros Niarchos, Prince Rainier and Charles de Bestegui at Groussay.

Dotted around the room are an extraordinary collection of papier mâché and wooden flowers made in Germany and Italy in the late 19th century and used as teaching aides in universities. These bizarre oversize but delicate models can be taken apart to illustrate the parts of the plants. The two contemporary rugs are from the inspiring textile designer Christine Vanderhurd. A black ceramic table light by modernist André Aleth Masson from 1954 is a typically fun shape which livens up any room. Read more about Adam on our blog

Read Q & A with Adam Bray

Adam Bray’s Room Frame